Goose history

The world of the Eskildsen goose began 50 years ago when Jens Eskildsen started the first goose farm in Gudendorf. Here geese with an optimal meat to bone ratio were bred that were free range and only dry plucked – rare in Germany at the time as most geese came from Poland or Hungary where they were wet plucked leading to a great loss in taste.

The junior boss Lorenz Eskildsen has concentrated the goose breeding in northern and eastern Germany since 1990. The agricultural specialisation and with it the development of the Eskildsen goose is strictly managed at the farms in Wermsdorf, Königswartha and Gudendorf, but also at smaller Eskildsen breeding operations. These days all stages of goose production are under one umbrella – unique in Germany.